RESEARCH,

DEVELOPMENT

AND INNOVATION

ONEBYONE ®


MASILVA has developed an individual cork testing method for TCA analizys. This fully automated process is based on cutting edge gas phase spectroscopy and available for high end natural cork to seal premium wines. It inspects every single cork one by one to detect any trace of cork taint. Over the last 45 years MASILVA has established itself as an industry technology leader and its proprietary cork cleaning processes are recognized worldwide. With the implementation of this new state-of-the-art testing technology we once again demonstrate our determination to be the leading manufacturer of the finest premium cork.

INDIVIDUAL CORK TESTING (ONE BY ONE) | CUTTING EDGE GAS PHASE SPECTROSCOPY FOR TCA DETECTION | FULLY AUTOMATED PROCESS | FOR YOUR PREMIUM WINES | PRIZE AWARDED TECHNOLOGY

DYNAVOX®

All raw materials are subject to intense steam and pressure and submerged in clean water, through our Dynavox® system, so as to remove any unwanted substances from the innermost part of the cork. This thoroughly eliminates microorganisms in a natural way. Anisols such as TCA are reduced, along with other odor-causing compounds and tannins and phenols precursors of anisols, thus improving the thickness and the elasticity of cork.


INCREASES TCA-REMOVING ABILITY – boiling takes place under pressure at 105 ᵒC, penetrating the cork structure, dragging off and vaporizing the TCA and other anisols and phenols;

TCA IS CONSTANTLY REMOVED DURING BOILING – the steam containing TCA is removed by degasification during a one-hour boiling cycle;

SHORTER AND SAFER CORK STABILIZATION PERIOD – having followed the boiling process, the cork planks are removed with around 17 % moisture content. This significant reduction in residual humidity allows for the stabilization period to be shortened from two weeks to two days;

WATER FILTRATION AND CONTINUOUS MONITORING – water is filtered using a 100-micron filtration system. The Dynavox ® system continuously measures the pH of water, to monitor the level of tannins.

MASZONE®

Our Maszone® system uses not only ozone, but also the most powerful peroxone, a combination of ozone and hydrogen peroxide, to disinfect and clean cork stoppers. The solution eliminates microorganisms and its spores, while oxidizing organic impurities and compounds, such as phenols and anisols, which could signal the existence of unwanted and odors. The Maszone® system also improves the cork's visual appearance.



ELIMINATES MICROORGANISMS AND THEIR SPORES – 3000 times faster than chlorine.

INHIBITS TCA DEVELOPMENT – finished stoppers are sterilized for microorganisms.

DOES NOT LEAVE RESIDUES – ozone rapidly breaks down into inert oxygen molecules.

IMPROVES THE STOPPER'S CAPILLARITY, ALLOWING FOR EASIER BOTTLING – this cleaning and washing system reaches into the cork's pores.

IMPROVES THE CORK'S APPEARANCE – allows for better-quality printing of customer's brand name and a more uniform surface.

SARA®

The SARA® process uses controlled steam and pressure to expel the TCA and other volatile compounds from the cork granules. We use this process to ensure high quality in Silktop® products and sparkling wine stoppers, as well as Pearl® micro-agglomerate stoppers.



TCA IS REDUCED – each cork granule is treated with steam, to make TCA and other phenols volatile.

CONTINUOUS PROCESS SYSTEM – the granules are moved from the steam area directly to the drying area, eliminating the risk of cross contamination of microorganisms.

AUTOMATIC PROCESS – continuous feed of granules from the SARA® allows for high volumes of production.

SARA ADVANCED®

NEW INNOVATION

State-of-the-art technology has been developed to sterilize and improve the quality of natural corks, Silktop Advanced® corks and Viva® corks.

OBJECTIVES

Develop a preventive and curative method to control TCA and other phenols of natural cork stoppers.
Improve quality results in post-punching process.


TCA IS DRAMATICALLY REDUCED – Corks are treated with pressurized steam to volatilize TCA and other phenols.


PORES DILATATION – During the process, the elastic memory of cork is used. As it expands, the steam reaches deeper into the pores of each cork stopper to facilitate the volatilization and extraction of all undesirable compounds.


THE SYSTEM ENSURES A CONTINUOUS AND AUTOMATIC PROCESS – Dry steam extraction avoids any risk of cross contamination by microorganismsm, as well as maintaining an optimal moisture content to facilitate the production process.

Temperature

Dry Steam

Pressure

VOLATILES EXTRACTION

TCA

OCTENOL

GEOSMIN

TBA

OTHERS

RESEARCH,

DEVELOPMENT

AND INNOVATION

ONEBYONE ®

MASILVA has developed an individual cork testing method for TCA analizys. This fully automated process is based on cutting edge gas phase spectroscopy and available for high end natural cork to seal premium wines. It inspects every single cork one by one to detect any trace of cork taint. Over the last 45 years MASILVA has established itself as an industry technology leader and its proprietary cork cleaning processes are recognized worldwide. With the implementation of this new state-of-the-art testing technology we once again demonstrate our determination to be the leading manufacturer of the finest premium cork.

ONE BY ONE HONORED WITH THE ENOMAQ 2017 AWARD
ONE BY ONE DISTINGUISHED WITH THE 2016 INTERVITIS INNOVATION AWARD

INDIVIDUAL CORK TESTING (ONE BY ONE) | CUTTING EDGE GAS PHASE SPECTROSCOPY FOR TCA DETECTION | FULLY AUTOMATED PROCESS | FOR YOUR PREMIUM WINES | PRIZE AWARDED TECHNOLOGY

DYNAVOX®

All raw materials are subject to intense steam and pressure and submerged in clean water, through our Dynavox® system, so as to remove any unwanted substances from the innermost part of the cork. This thoroughly eliminates microorganisms in a natural way. Anisols such as TCA are reduced, along with other odor-causing compounds and tannins and phenols precursors of anisols, thus improving the thickness and the elasticity of cork.

INCREASES TCA-REMOVING ABILITY – boiling takes place under pressure at 105 ᵒC, penetrating the cork structure, dragging off and vaporizing the TCA and other anisols and phenols;

TCA IS CONSTANTLY REMOVED DURING BOILING – the steam containing TCA is removed by degasification during a one-hour boiling cycle;

SHORTER AND SAFER CORK STABILIZATION PERIOD – having followed the boiling process, the cork planks are removed with around 17 % moisture content. This significant reduction in residual humidity allows for the stabilization period to be shortened from two weeks to two days;

WATER FILTRATION AND CONTINUOUS MONITORING – water is filtered using a 100-micron filtration system. The Dynavox ® system continuously measures the pH of water, to monitor the level of tannins.

MASZONE®

Our Maszone® system uses not only ozone, but also the most powerful peroxone, a combination of ozone and hydrogen peroxide, to disinfect and clean cork stoppers. The solution eliminates microorganisms and its spores, while oxidizing organic impurities and compounds, such as phenols and anisols, which could signal the existence of unwanted and odors. The Maszone® system also improves the cork's visual appearance.


ELIMINATES MICROORGANISMS AND THEIR SPORES – 3000 times faster than chlorine.

INHIBITS TCA DEVELOPMENT – finished stoppers are sterilized for microorganisms.

DOES NOT LEAVE RESIDUES – ozone rapidly breaks down into inert oxygen molecules.

IMPROVES THE STOPPER'S CAPILLARITY, ALLOWING FOR EASIER BOTTLING – this cleaning and washing system reaches into the cork's pores.

IMPROVES THE CORK'S APPEARANCE – allows for better-quality printing of customer's brand name and a more uniform surface.

SARA®

The SARA® process uses controlled steam and pressure to expel the TCA and other volatile compounds from the cork granules. We use this process to ensure high quality in Silktop® products and sparkling wine stoppers, as well as Pearl® micro-agglomerate stoppers.

TCA IS REDUCED – each cork granule is treated with steam, to make TCA and other phenols volatile.

CONTINUOUS PROCESS SYSTEM – the granules are moved from the steam area directly to the drying area, eliminating the risk of cross contamination of microorganisms.

AUTOMATIC PROCESS – continuous feed of granules from the SARA® allows for high volumes of production.

SARA ADVANCED®

NEW INNOVATION

State-of-the-art technology has been developed to sterilize and improve the quality of natural corks, Silktop Advanced® corks and Viva® corks.

OBJECTIVES

Develop a preventive and curative method to control TCA and other phenols of natural cork stoppers.
Improve quality results in post-punching process.


TCA IS DRAMATICALLY REDUCED – Corks are treated with pressurized steam to volatilize TCA and other phenols.


PORES DILATATION – During the process, the elastic memory of cork is used. As it expands, the steam reaches deeper into the pores of each cork stopper to facilitate the volatilization and extraction of all undesirable compounds.


THE SYSTEM ENSURES A CONTINUOUS AND AUTOMATIC PROCESS – Dry steam extraction avoids any risk of cross contamination by microorganismsm, as well as maintaining an optimal moisture content to facilitate the production process.

Temperature

Dry Steam

Pressure

VOLATILES EXTRACTION

TCA

OCTENOL

GEOSMIN

TBA

OTHERS